Vintage Red Kitchen Scale & The Key To My Heart
Valentines Day Craft Project
The middle of January.
Can you believe it? Me neither.
I start back to college next Tuesday.
But till then…I’m making hearts and “love stuff”.
I made the framed heart Tuesday and found the kitchen scales at a local antique shop yesterday.
I planned to wait until next week to post the heart craft but after I bought the scales…..well, they’re perfect to display the key to my heart.
And I couldn’t wait to share the scales with you.
Sometime in the past I used the vintage gold frame and a drop cloth to create something….I think I used it with a decorative push pin and a little note.
But I’m done with that now so…..
…..enter the red burlap….
….and a button….and a key.
I cut the heart out myself….no template.
Yes, I’m that good
This photo shows where I glued the heart and the key on with Elmer’s Glue.
White when wet but invisible when it dries….yippee!
The scales before I cleaned them.
They were priced at $12 and I thought that was a fair price.
I haven’t seen any like these before and I’m a sucker for red and white.
The rust and chippiness just adds character and charm.
I’ve dubbed next week as “Love Week” here at Petticoat Junktion.
It will be about hearts, love, and red…..and maybe more.
Have a great day…oh yeah, how did you like the craft and the scales?
I have a totally rusty kitchen scale, and I do mean totally if you would like to see it....Rusty Scale
And I have this really pretty one that is red and white but totally different than this one....Red Scale Auction Find.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com